A Tucson Yoga Studio
A mindful approach for yoga
at all levels

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Pam RonstadtPam Ronstadt, E-RYT 200, 500, YACEP, began studying yoga at the suggestion of her doctor and immediately saw the benefits. The desire to share those benefits with others led Pam to take yoga teacher training in 2009, and she began teaching in 2010. Pam has a deep respect for the history and culture of yoga and embraces yoga in its many styles, teaching traditional Hatha in its many forms, Power Flow, Yin and meditation. Pam brings a compassionate approach and, as a bookworm at heart, she also is constantly in study about the history, foundations and teachings of yoga, which she passes on to her students. For her, yoga is more than an asana practice; it is a way in which to live her life.
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Courtney Frogge
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Peaceful Practice (gentle, yin,restorative) Starts 12/4Peaceful Practice (gentle, yin, restorative) A class practiced with a slow, nurturing and soft pace. It’s a time to cultivate inner strength and peace. Easy non strenuous postures are taught, sometimes in a gentle flowing sequence supported by the breath. Expect measured stretching (yin) and range of motion exercises. Props are sometimes used to facilitate deeper release and relaxation (restorative). More emphasis on the meditative component of yoga. This is as an all level class appropriate for stress reduction, injury/illness recovery, and seniors (must be able to go to and from the floor unassisted) . with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Save Save Save Save Save
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Hatha Mixed LevelThis class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Asanas are held for a number of breaths to allow you to open and release into each pose. Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body's capacity. All levels are welcome and variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga. with Becky ThomasbeckyBecky started practicing Yoga in 1992 and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2002. In 2005, Becky completed her 500-hour training with the International Yoga College and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She also completed the Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Teacher Training offered at Inner Vision Yoga. Becky teaches classic Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the breath. Her area of special interest is Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She has studied Yoga in India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com.

Tuesday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Samantha WillySamantha's background is grounded in a diverse array of Hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Forrest, Restorative, Bikram, Triyoga and Anusara, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist and Liberation Psychologies. Dedicated to daily practice, Yoga has taught her (and continues to teach her!) the art of letting go and the beauty of returning to what's real. In her work as a mental health therapist and researcher, Samantha works to integrate eastern healing practices into western psychotherapy.  Screen shot 2016-08-23 at 5.21.09 PM Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Gentle & RestorativeThis class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a very relaxing, gentle and restorative practice. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. Cancer survivors, and students with injuries, arthritis or other chronic conditions welcome. No prior yoga experience required. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Gentle Yoga for Back CareGentle Yoga An easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. Back Care Students are introduced to movements and poses that encourage improved postural alignment and freedom from pain. This class is for those wishing to prevent and alleviate back and neck problems.  A gentle practice suitable for new students and students of all levels regardless of back issues. with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Jessica ByronjessicaJessica is a physician who has been a student of Yoga and meditation for more than 29 years and has been involved in health care for more than 34 years. Jessica’s Yoga teaching is inspired by Sri Eknath Easwaran of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation; Priscilla Potter, Swami Mahatarananda, of Tucson’s Yoga Connection; and Joseph and Lilian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Jessica offers students ways to discover the Yoga tradition’s integrative tools, philosophy and path for self-aware transformation of body, mind and spirit. As director of Healing Path Yoga LLC (www.healingpathyoga.net), she is a Yoga therapist and teaches gentle Yoga, meditation, aqua Yoga, Yoga for heart health and chair Yoga. Jessica serves on the teaching faculty for the Yoga Connection, a Tucson not-for-profit studio and for Sundara Advanced Yoga Therapy Trainings. Jessica has additional certification in Yoga for Anxiety and Trauma Informed Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Back Care, Aqua Yoga and training with Connected Warriors and Street Yoga, for homeless and at-risk youth. She retired from the practice of medicine in July 2013 to focus on the further study and teaching of Yoga and integrative Yoga therapy.

Wednesday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Hatha All LevelsSuitable for all levels.  Hatha is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional asanas are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body. with Jim LipsonjimJim’s practice grew out of a desire to keep active and stay warm through the long, cold winters in upstate New York. Jim moved to the desert in 1983. With a practice anchored in the breath, Jim strives to deliver a class that allows students to learn and maximize what they can get from a pose while supporting them in cultivating a practice that serves their own bodies and needs. Through individualized attention and instruction, his classes help students embrace their potential and limits, through proper alignment, modifications and when appropriate, with props and gentle hands-on adjustments. Jim’s 200-hour teacher certification is with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Stretch & Strengthen All Levels with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Hatha All Levels with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Restorative Yoga (Starts 12/6) with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.

Thursday

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Samantha WillySamantha's background is grounded in a diverse array of Hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Forrest, Restorative, Bikram, Triyoga and Anusara, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist and Liberation Psychologies. Dedicated to daily practice, Yoga has taught her (and continues to teach her!) the art of letting go and the beauty of returning to what's real. In her work as a mental health therapist and researcher, Samantha works to integrate eastern healing practices into western psychotherapy.  Screen shot 2016-08-23 at 5.21.09 PM Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Intermediate Yoga for Back Care with Nadia HlibkaNadia began practicing Mindful Yoga in 2003 when waiting to enroll in a massage therapy program at Providence Institute in Tucson. A certified massage therapist (Chinese Qi Gong focus), aesthetician, Reiki healer and artist, Nadia has been teaching in various disciplines for many years. Nadia is a graduate of the 7 Centers Yoga Arts Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified teacher. She brings her depth of body awareness and anatomy to Hatha Yoga classes and integrates pranayama, philosophy, anatomy and energy practices with asana.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Gentle Back Care Starts with Pep ThompsonPep has been practicing yoga for 20 plus years. She has been teaching back care and gentle hatha style yoga since 2008. She completed her 250 hour and 300 hour of teacher training courses. Her teaching encourages students to explore the vast potential of their body byemphasizing the transformative and therapeutic aspects of the practice of yoga.Pep honors Gary Kraftsow’s style of teachings as she finds everyone enjoys the benefit of this safe style of stretching and strengthening yoga, even those with special limitations.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Save Save Save Save Save

Friday

  • 8:15 am - 8:45 am - Morning Meditation

    If You Want More Inner Peace, Well Being, And Happiness In Your Life, Learn To Meditate. If You Want To Learn How To Meditate join us for this class.

    with Michael Chihak
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am - Yin & GentleThis class brings harmony to body and mind with simple, mindful movements to lubricate the joints and muscles. Yin Yoga exercises the bones, lubricates the joints and deeply stretches the body's connective tissue, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and all poses are seated or reclined. with Shraddha Hilda OropezahildaHilda, Dharma name Shraddha, is the founder of Mindful Yoga Studio. Shraddha began teaching in 2005 and offers a nurturing space for students to explore, heal and transform their bodies and their lives. She guides students in a rhythm that allows them to move in harmony with their breath and stay open to the moment. She has a 500-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga certificate, trained in Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is a certified meditation & mindfulness teacher. Other trainings: 100-hour Mindfulness Yoga teacher training with Poep Sa Frank Jude; 120-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; Relax and Renew Restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater. Shraddha has more than 1,200 hours of teaching experience. Shraddha has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a Master’s degree in organizational management. Save Save Save Save Save
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am - Rise & Shine Mellow Flow with Samantha WillySamantha's background is grounded in a diverse array of Hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Yin, Power, Forrest, Restorative, Bikram, Triyoga and Anusara, with a strong emphasis on Buddhist and Liberation Psychologies. Dedicated to daily practice, Yoga has taught her (and continues to teach her!) the art of letting go and the beauty of returning to what's real. In her work as a mental health therapist and researcher, Samantha works to integrate eastern healing practices into western psychotherapy.  Screen shot 2016-08-23 at 5.21.09 PM Save

Saturday

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Lacy Paparella
  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am - Hatha Mixed LevelThis class combines breathwork (pranayama) with a variety of physical postures (asanas) and deep relaxation (savasana).  Asanas are held for a number of breaths to allow you to open and release into each pose. Postures in class will be adapted according to your experience and body's capacity. All levels are welcome and variations will be offered so all students can enjoy the benefits of yoga. with Becky ThomasbeckyBecky started practicing Yoga in 1992 and completed her 200-hour teacher training at the Yoga Connection in 2002. In 2005, Becky completed her 500-hour training with the International Yoga College and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She also completed the Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy Teacher Training offered at Inner Vision Yoga. Becky teaches classic Hatha Yoga with emphasis on the breath. Her area of special interest is Ayurveda, the traditional healing system of India. She has studied Yoga in India at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. Visit Becky’s website at yogasjoyfuljourney.com.

Sunday

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Rise and Shine All LevelsExperience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Welcome the sun with a smile and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night’s sleep. You’ll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease. Rise and Shine Level 1 offers a slower pace great for beginners. with Kristy ZappkristyKristy was raised in the Midwest and moved to Tucson more than 20 years ago, for the beauty and climate. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 30 years and takes great pride in helping others enrich their lives. In May 2015, she graduated from Session Yoga Teacher Training with an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance. Her special interests include Yoga For EVERYBody (Bigger Bodies/ All-Inclusive Classes), Yoga For Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Anxiety. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a love for the healing power of Yoga. Currently, she offers Yoga For Every Body at Mindful East, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in a “judgment-free zone” where we can be ourselves and explore possibilities together.
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am - Gentle YogaAn easy-paced class with an emphasis on gentle movement, sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. This class is best  for students who seek a quiet, relaxing yoga practice with an emphasis on mindfulness. Also excellent for those who are inflexible or recovering from illness or injury. with Kristy ZappkristyKristy was raised in the Midwest and moved to Tucson more than 20 years ago, for the beauty and climate. She has worked in the field of behavioral health for 30 years and takes great pride in helping others enrich their lives. In May 2015, she graduated from Session Yoga Teacher Training with an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance. Her special interests include Yoga For EVERYBody (Bigger Bodies/ All-Inclusive Classes), Yoga For Cancer Survivors and Yoga for Anxiety. She has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a love for the healing power of Yoga. Currently, she offers Yoga For Every Body at Mindful East, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in a “judgment-free zone” where we can be ourselves and explore possibilities together.
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Mellow FlowMellow Flow –  A smooth flowing practice connecting mind, breath and body.  A slower yet moderate pace, building strength while releasing tension.  The practice of Mellow Flow is a journey that we make one breath at a time, teaching us how to bring ourselves to each moment and flow our way into a more blissful state. Fill your Self with a sense of freedom and peace as you practice honoring and working with your individuality. with Tracy GordonTracy has always been interested in health and wellness. Yoga has been part of this emphasis for most of her adult life, however, it took losing her mother in 2004 to teach her the true meaning of Yoga. She went to her mat to find solace, energy, and inner strength. As the practice started to take root, she felt a longing to explore the practices on a deeper level and attended a 200 hour Personal Growth/Hatha Yoga Teacher Training and was certified in 2007. She looks forward to continue the study of all-that-is Yoga, whether that be on the mat or away.
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (by donation 12/17 only)Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12 step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is. This class is open to all, (sober for 24hr minimum), or those whose lives are affected by loved ones caught up in an addictive life style. First part of class is 12 step meeting, second part of class is a blending of yoga and 12 step philosophy. Reservation not required. By Donation. with Jason WeatherbyJason began to incorporate a practice of meditation & mindfulness into his program of recovery from alcoholism in 2012. Later, he found the courage to surrender himself to a Yoga mat while trying to be of service to Veterans and First Responders coping with the effects of trauma, and suffering from addiction. A desire to deepen his personal practice and to share what he has experienced to be the healing effects of Yoga, inspired him to pursue his RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. He has also studied under Nikki Meyers and obtained hiscertification to teach Yoga of 12 Step Recovery.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Anndrea TerryAnndrea is passionate about her love of yoga and truly believes in the power of embracing a wellness lifestyle. Anndrea’s journey of healing started with yoga ten years ago, which lead her to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling & wellness, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, as well as other trainings. She has been helping individuals ever sense realize their potential through her unique blend of yogic and therapeutic philosophy. She has been teaching since 2013, and has studied a wide variety of yoga asana methods, including vinyasa flow, restorative, yin, gentle, stand-up paddle board yoga, meditation and breathwork.
A sacred space for self-awareness, self-reflection and self-compassion.
Mindful Yoga Studio, 1101 N. Wilmot #123, next to Trader Joe’s